Chapter 8 Dietary Guidelines
By: Isabel Malvaez
What do the Dietary Guidelines do for Americans?
A diet is an eating plan
Getting enough nutrients within your calorie needs
A nutrient dense food is a food that provides high amount of vitamins and minerals for relatively few calories
How to maintain a healthy weight
Suggestions for being physically active everyday
A teen should get 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity into daily routine
Importance of whole grains,fruits,vegetables,and milk
Health benefits are they help protect against heart disease, cancer, and other health problems
You can include these foods in your daily diet by eating yogurt,fruits,smoothies, or sandwiches
How to limit fats and cholesterol
Cholesterol can develop from a high fat diet
Be choosy about carbohydrates
There are foods with added sugar
You should limit your sugar intake so you won't get any diseases or health problems
Why reduce sodium and increase potassium?
Diseases linked to excessive sodium
Potassium-Potassium is a mineral that, among other things, helps your muscles contract, helps regulate fluids and mineral balance in and out of body cells and helps maintain normal blood pressure by blunting the effect of sodium. Potassium may also reduce your risk of recurrent kidney stones and possibly bone loss as we get older.